Otomi, Texcatepec

Print

A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Northeastern Otomi, Otomí de Texcatepec
Population

12,000 (1990 census). No monolinguals. 25% of monolinguals are 5 to 9 years old.

Location

Veracruz state: Texcatepec municipality, Ayotuxtla, Texcatepec, Tzicatlán; Zontecomatlán municipality, Amajac and Hueytepec.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 70%–79% intelligibility of Eastern Otomi [otm], 57% of Ixmiquilpan, 44% of Tolimán (Queretaro) [otq], 40% of San Felipe [pow], 20% of Ixtenco [otz].

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.